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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English hūsbonda. Equivalent to hus +‎ bonde.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhuːsbɔnd/, /ˈhuːsboːnd/, /ˈhusband/

NounEdit

husbonde (plural husbondes)

  1. married male, husband
  2. head of a household
  3. farmer, villein

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit


SwedishEdit

 husbonde on Swedish Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse húsbóndi. Cognate to English husband (more cognates: see there).

NounEdit

husbonde c

  1. master
    Marknadskrafterna är en bra dräng, men de är en dålig husbonde. - Market forces are a good servant, but a bad master.